Therapists on Coping With Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic Another trick to combat negative self-talk: Imagine what you would say to a close friend who was going through the same thing. “We have a lot of compassion for other people. We can’t do the same for ourselves,” says Kraybill. It reminds you that we’re all having a tough time right now, and to be kinder to yourself.6. Visualize a pleasant memory.When Kraybill’s clients get stuck in a negative, depressive fog,…